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(KHOU Houston)   Believe it or not, some people in Texas are opposed to spending $69-million in tax dollars to build a new high school football stadium   (khou.com) divider line 26
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2013-10-12 10:10:07 AM
6 votes:
$69 million football stadium?  For high school?  How about, you know, using it on educating kids?

Just a thought.
2013-10-12 10:34:03 AM
5 votes:
When the football squad plays on a dirt field, and the science students play with their new electron microscope and 3D printer, then we will have a country with a future.
2013-10-12 10:03:28 AM
4 votes:
Sounds like SOCIALISMS to me. Real texans would let the free market build that stadium all on its own.
2013-10-12 10:56:53 AM
2 votes:
You need a parking lot, a grass of turf field, bleachers to hold 15k, lights, media center, and changing rooms. You could do all that for considerably less. In England Colchester United built a stadium holding 10k, with expansion room to double, for barely $20 million. They had to figure in land costs in a built up area, too. This whole venture proposed in Katy sounds like a kickback boondoggle, it'll end up with several contractors, school officials, local politicians, all being able to splash out on Olympic sized swimming pools and new tits for both the wife and mistress.
2013-10-12 10:10:24 AM
2 votes:
what happened to just running some 30ft tall aluminum bleachers along the sidelines for high schools?
(or even concrete which i've seen a few do but even still that wouldn't cost millions of dollars)

the only reason I could see for spending the kind of money would be if this was a county stadium that all the high schools in
the area would share - but seeing as how almost all games are played on Fridays that would be a moot point (and still a ridiculous amount of money)
2013-10-12 03:56:00 PM
1 votes:
America... the only country on earth that calls a national health service too socialist whilst government controlled entities spend billions of dollars annually on socialized sports.
2013-10-12 12:26:12 PM
1 votes:

T-Servo: I wonder if the guy who said the debt can be managed also complains about Obama spending too much.


Obama doesn't spend a dime. The House originates all spending, so if ou have a spending issue, see them.

All the Senate and President can really do is what they've done - shut down government because they didn't like the bills the House approved.
2013-10-12 12:09:25 PM
1 votes:

SVenus: So, there's a need, but does it need the high price tag? Well, Katy can afford it. It just pisses people off after seeing their kids graduate and have to pay higher local taxes.


The current residents with kids in will biatch about the taxes as well.

I just don't want any more development along my current route to work.  :0

They REALLY need to widen the surrounding roads and improve the intersections for this crap.
2013-10-12 11:40:42 AM
1 votes:
Chrissakes. It's HIGH SCHOOL football! Lay down some sod, put up some scaffolding style bench bleachers and STFU! It's not like people are gonna get freaking snowed on and even still I thought that was part of the damned sport.

These nice young fellows have some insights for these people... NSFW Swear Werds
2013-10-12 11:15:44 AM
1 votes:
Notice how they want to include a new agricultural complex and a science and technology center in the deal.  See which gets finished first.
2013-10-12 11:05:10 AM
1 votes:
Spending that kind of money on a high school stadium is no more stupid than spending it on a professional stadium.  Both are signs of gross stupidity.

This shiat always seems to come up in assorted cities here in CA.  I remember voting no on some bill in San Jose back in the 80s or 90s when they wanted folks to foot the bill for a stadium.  Right now Sacramento is one of the cities thinking taxpayers should foot the bill for a basketball stadium. fark that.  The only people that should be paying for the stadiums are the users, through ticket/parking/food prices.
2013-10-12 10:46:03 AM
1 votes:
CSB:
I drive down Katy Ft.-Bend road all the time, one of the main routes for me into work.
2013-10-12 10:41:13 AM
1 votes:
"plus a new agricultural complex and a science and technology center.  "

Build that first. Fill it/them with stuff for the students. Then use or save what's left over for a stadium.

Priorities, people. And I'm a Texas HS football fan, but sorry... education first, then football.
2013-10-12 10:29:30 AM
1 votes:

Lumber Jack Off: what happened to just running some 30ft tall aluminum bleachers along the sidelines for high schools?
(or even concrete which i've seen a few do but even still that wouldn't cost millions of dollars)

the only reason I could see for spending the kind of money would be if this was a county stadium that all the high schools in
the area would share - but seeing as how almost all games are played on Fridays that would be a moot point (and still a ridiculous amount of money)


That's what it is; a stadium for 7 schools.  They have 1 and want a 2nd.  1 is doable with 7 schools, you just need to schedule your out-of-conference home games throughout the season rather than at the beginning (if almost everyone goes away for an OOC game, that's easy, but I don't think you can get 7 games in a weekend easily.  Maybe if they want to host early, maybe they take turns and you get one home game the first two weeks every other year, otherwise you wait).  Then, for the regular season, there would be as many as 4 games (1 vs 2, 3 vs 4, 5 vs 6, and 7 hosting an OOC game).  Play 1 Thursday, 1 Friday, 1 Saturday at 1 and one Saturday at 7:30 and you're good.  If you want to host a band competition in it, put it the week of byes (or at least byes for 4 teams) and you free up Saturday.
   They don't need another stadium, but it's Texas, so what do I know?
2013-10-12 10:26:39 AM
1 votes:
I remember the stink my school got in when they got lights for the field for $500k. If they had asked for $69 mil they would have been laughed out of the county.

Funny thing they only got to use the lights once when I went there because they promoted the hell out of the first game under the lights and the place was packed. Somehow a mini riot started and some guy got hit in the face with a 2X4. After that all night games cancelled until further notice. They started having them again after I graduated.
2013-10-12 10:26:39 AM
1 votes:
Feh, these chumps have nothing on the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. We have a perpetual stadium debate, we have 3 stadiums in downtown Minneapolis currently, 2 more at the university, about to build a 4th stadium downtown (for a measly 1 billion dollars) and we have 2 more across the river in St. Paul, and don't think for a second that people are done demanding new stadiums while ignoring massive budget problems,
2013-10-12 10:24:52 AM
1 votes:
I'm pretty sure they could use the 14 goddamn dollars the local team charged me to see a homecoming game to fund their stadium. Judging from the bleachers, the lack of parking in a mile radius, and the crowd of people unable to find seats, they had a few thousand people there. Not like they're paying much to maintain an astroturf field with a few hundred band kids that are required to clean it after the game.

/SO's little sister was in the halftime show
2013-10-12 10:22:18 AM
1 votes:

Lumber Jack Off: what happened to just running some 30ft tall aluminum bleachers along the sidelines for high schools?
(or even concrete which i've seen a few do but even still that wouldn't cost millions of dollars)

the only reason I could see for spending the kind of money would be if this was a county stadium that all the high schools in
the area would share - but seeing as how almost all games are played on Fridays that would be a moot point (and still a ridiculous amount of money)


It is ridiculous, but it's Texas.
2013-10-12 10:22:11 AM
1 votes:

Lumber Jack Off: what happened to just running some 30ft tall aluminum bleachers along the sidelines for high schools?
(or even concrete which i've seen a few do but even still that wouldn't cost millions of dollars)

the only reason I could see for spending the kind of money would be if this was a county stadium that all the high schools in
the area would share
- but seeing as how almost all games are played on Fridays that would be a moot point (and still a ridiculous amount of money)


You really should read TFA then.  I still don't agree with it, but it's not my money going towards it so let them decide to spend excess money on a stadium instead of making sure their kids don't have the intelligence level of a turnip.
2013-10-12 10:18:19 AM
1 votes:
Farkin retards...what a waste of money
2013-10-12 10:17:31 AM
1 votes:
I like the comment from the one guy who sounded fairly reasonable:

"The problem is not a $69 million problem," Scott said. "It's a $30 million problem".

I grew up in the South, and went to HS football games, but I still can't imagine a $30MM high school stadium. We had a couple shared stadiums in the county and each probably held 1000 fans on each side of a grass field. Surely this can be done for $2-$5MM at the most, right?
2013-10-12 10:11:38 AM
1 votes:

Creoena: $69 million football stadium?  For high school?  How about, you know, using it on educating kids?

Just a thought.


Educating kids? There isn't enough money in the budget for that.
2013-10-12 10:11:05 AM
1 votes:
I wonder if the guy who said the debt can be managed also complains about Obama spending too much.
2013-10-12 10:07:55 AM
1 votes:
Must be a poor district, seven schools share one stadium.
2013-10-12 10:07:31 AM
1 votes:
Those people will be run out of town shortly.
2013-10-12 10:07:18 AM
1 votes:
Too small?
 
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